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    Looking for custom IEM recommendations 1.0-1.5k usd budget

    What about ear spiral? Custom art? Jerry Harvey? Is there a more comprehensive listing with descriptions? I am leaning towards silicone over acrylic. Thanks! Matt
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    HeadAmp GS-1 – A Forgotten Treasure

    Well my experience is that the O2 and Gilmore series are both fantastic, neutral amps...which means that they ought to sound indistinguishable.  Because there aren't any design flaws.  That's not necessarily a bad thing.   The build quality is worth the added price for most readers IMHO.
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    HeadAmp GS-1 – A Forgotten Treasure

    Nice review.   Isn't the GS-1 like a Gilmore Lite/Dynalo on steroids?  These amps are legendary and shall never be forgotten!   Too much focus on bling-bling and FOTM in these forums...   I only wish that headamp still sold the Gilmore Lite *sigh*
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    Whats the deal with these amps

    Gilmore Lite and O2 are among my favorites but I'm sure there are many others under $500.  I never saw a reason to spend more than that and I certainly would never purchase a tube amp, the antithesis of "neutral."   If I want to color my sound, I use an equalizer.  Infinite customization on...
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    Whats the deal with these amps

    Top-of-the-line amps without any meaningful distortion, channel crosstalk, output impedance issues etc. ought to be indistinguishable.   A volume-matched, blind comparison of two amps will lay to rest most of the claims made by the "golden ears" in these forums.  Try it at a head-fi meet...
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    Suggestions for new pair of Headphones

    I feel that DT880/AKG701/HD600 are the headphones you should be looking at considering your price range (~500 amp+headphone) and desire for a headphone that would scale well with the Marantz.   Gun to my head, I would pick the DT880 for you (more fun) although I am an AKG man myself...
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    Suggestions for new pair of Headphones

    You can get a good amp for ~250 that would drive an AKG701 or HD600.   I don't feel the HD598 is in the same class as the HD600/AKG701/DT880.  I've always found it underwhelming even within its price range.
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    Suggestions for new pair of Headphones

    AKG 701 are the most "neutral" but given your description/preferences, I'm not convinced that's actually what you want.   Matt
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    Best gaming headphones? (must be both Xbox and PC compatible)

    I need a microphone.  Stax does not have a microphone.  The audiotechnica line is uncomfortable for me because my head is not huge.   How about the Sennheiser line?  I've listened to a bazillion headphones but I am limited when it comes to mic + headphone combos.
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    Best gaming headphones? (must be both Xbox and PC compatible)

    Yeah Malveaux, I was taking a good look at the Astro mixamp/A40 and thought it was one of the few hardware devices that would fit my needs.  Are other mic/headsets compatible with the amp on PC/Xbox or must you use the A30/A40?
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    Best gaming headphones? (must be both Xbox and PC compatible)

    Hi folks,   I've been searching the forums for the best gaming headphones which are both Xbox and PC compatible.  It's not quite clear what the answer would be, at least judging from previous posts.   Please factor in the quality of the mic as well with associated peripherals.  ...
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    Is anyone happy with just one headphone?

    Just buy JH13 Pro and EQ them, then you're done.
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    SinglePower Slam... how does it rank to current options?

    Man, I'm in the same boat as you are...dug up some of my old gear this week after several years in storage and no contact with head-fi...tried my amp, but found it to be broken.  But these "cheapo" Alessandro MS-2i are kicking so much butt...I need to find an amp ASAP!   Looking at RSA P-51...
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    Girlfriend-Fi: <$75 closed cans; <$60 IEMs?

    How many of you guys actually own the S7? -Matt
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    First UE11 Impressions

    This thread is very frustrating... There is a lot more to headphones than BASS. If you really want to hear BASS, purchase a $1000 speaker system; then you can achieve heart-murmur-inducing levels of bass, regardless of your source. -Matt
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